Re: New install on powerbook 540c
On Sat, Jan 24, 2004 at 12:17:05PM -0500, Matt Polashek wrote:
> I am attempting to install Debian on my Powerbook 540c. I purchased a
> Debian GNU Linux CD at the Linux Expo in NYC Thursday assuming that it would
> boot. When I set startup (using the Mac OS control panel) and attempt to
> boot, the CD rom immediately spits out the CD and boots from hard disc.
> Anyone have any experience with this? Is there a way around this problem?
The Debian install CD is not bootable on any 68k Mac. For that matter,
even the older ppc based Macs don't have a bootable CD for Debian. The
problem is that there is no free way to make a bootable CD image for any
Mac that uses the Apple ROM to boot. For a 68k Mac, you always have to
boot the MacOS, even after the install. Use the program Penguin to
load a Linux kernel (and for the install, a ramdisk). If it isn't on
the CD already, you can find it online. It's not a very large binary.